Wednesday, July 11, 2012

South Shore: DNR Could Issue Fire Ban

Officials will decide within the next 24 to 48 hours whether or not to impose a fire ban in Lunenburg and Queens Counties. The two counties are considered a high risk for forest fires under the Department of Natural Resources Fire Weather Index map. Supervisor for Wildfire Management, Jim Rudderham, says they are close to issuing a ban.

Criteria for a fire ban includes the amount of rain in the forecast and how much rain has fallen over the last few days. Rudderham says people should avoid having a fire if they can.